Alicia Lynn Grega is a writer, theatrical artist, performance coach and educator specializing in exploration of contemporary social issues through the liberation of personal storytelling.
In the classroom, she works to create a safe space where students of various abilities and backgrounds feel empowered to take risks, listen to their instincts and to each other, play with language, image, and movement, and learn to love the sound of their unique voices. The process of art making is as important as its products.
Alicia has worked as a director, producer and dramaturg for Electric Theatre Company and Scranton Public Theatre, and as an arts journalist at The Scranton Times (electric city) for 15 years. Freelance workshops for youth and adults include residencies at the United Neighborhood Centers and West Scranton High School. She has taught fine arts, communications and writing at Lackawanna College since 2016.
A published poet and award-winning playwright, Alicia is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and the Lackawanna County Council on Arts, Culture and Education. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts from Drew University and an MFA in Writing for Screen and Stage from Point Park University, and has received grants from the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and an NEA Arts Journalism Institute fellowship.